Listings for Financial / Emergency Utility Assistance

Financial

Finances impact every part of our lives. As we age, finances can be strained by a fixed income, familial obligations, changes in the economy, and more. Resources, both public and private, in the community can help you to navigate your personal financial situations.

Emergency Utility Assistance

These programs can help low-income people pay utility bills, including water, electric, phone service, trash, and more. Most programs have income limits, guidelines, and an application process. Organizations funded through the Low-Income Senior Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are only able to help with one utility bill per person per year.

See the glossary for descriptions of all categories


Administration of Resources and Choices (ARC)

ARC Elder Services

1625 N. Alvernon, Ste 101
Tucson, AZ 85712

(520) 623-9383

Fax: (520) 623-9577

https://www.arc-az.org

  • Low Income

description
ARC’s skilled professional case managers help seniors escape abusive and life-threatening situations. We employ the generosity of Tucson area adult care homeowners to help provide safe temporary housing, acquire immediate medical care, and transition to long-term housing– all free of charge. ARC can place vulnerable adults in temporary homes when there is an emergency with their caregiver or under duress, and they need a break. So ARC, under emergency circumstances, will temporarily place them in a home so that the caregiver can get some respite.

business hours
Monday - Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-4pm

costs
There is no fee or charge for short-term Elder Shelter Project Services. However, participants are responsible for the ongoing costs of care and placement.

Arivaca Coordinating Council Human Resource Group

17252 W. 5th St.
Arivaca, AZ 85601

(520) 398-2771

Fax: (520) 398-9788

http://www.arivacahr.com

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Arivaca Coordinating Council Human Resource Group provides Arivaca's town with many services such as daily nutritious meals for qualifying individuals, emergency food packages, access to energy assistance, and an on-site thrift store. Meals are served on-site at our office or by home delivery within Arivaca. Pre-registration is required. Arivaca Human Resource also provides referral services for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Funds can be used to pay for current or past month’s electric or gas bill, as well as late fees and reconnects fees. Water payment assistance is available between May and October. You may only receive help through this agency once per year for financial support. To receive assistance, call for an appointment.

service area
Arivaca

business hours
M-Th 8a-4p, Fri 8a-2p, Closed Sat and Sun.

costs
Meals and food boxes- no charge, Referral and Energy Assistance - no charge, Thrift Store - most items $.50/each, Books - Free

Chicanos por la Causa (CPLC)

Housing Counseling

1525 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85705

(520) 882-0018

Fax: (520) 884-9007

https://www.cplc.org/

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
Chicanos por la Causa (CPLC) provides Down Payment Assistance / Foreclosure Prevention / Utility Assistance / Emergency Rent Assistance

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Interfaith Community Services

Emergency Utility Assistance - West

2820 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741

(520) 297-6049 ext: 1

https://www.icstucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
ICS offers emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program can pay for the current or past month’s utility bills. You may only receive assistance once per year. Requests for emergency financial assistance can now be made through phone requests at (520) 297-6049 or at www.icstucson.org under the GET HELP tab. Requests are taken until appointment slots are filled.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Interfaith Community Services

Emergency Utility Assistance - South

101 W. Irvington Rd., Unit 2A
Tucson, AZ 85714

(520) 297-6049 ext: 1

https://www.icstucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
ICS offers emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program can pay for the current or past month’s utility bills. You may only receive assistance once per year. Requests for emergency financial assistance can now be made through phone requests at (520) 297-6049 or at www.icstucson.org under the GET HELP tab. Requests are taken until appointment slots are filled.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Interfaith Community Services

Emergency Utility Assistance - East

8701 E. Old Spanish Tr.
Tucson, AZ 85710

(520) 297-6049 ext: 1

https://www.icstucson.org/

  • Low Income

description
ICS offers emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program can pay for the current or past month’s utility bills. You may only receive assistance once per year. Requests for emergency financial assistance can now be made through phone requests at (520) 297-6049 or at www.icstucson.org under the GET HELP tab. Requests are taken until appointment slots are filled.

service area
Tucson

business hours
M - F 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

International Sonoran Desert Alliance

Utility Assistance

38 N. Plaza St.
Ajo, AZ 85321

(520) 387-3570

http://isdanet.org/

  • Low Income

description
This agency can assist with emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). LIHEAP benefits can be used to pay for current or past month’s electric or gas bills, as well as late fees and reconnect fees. Water payment assistance is provided between May and October. You may only receive assistance once per year. To receive assistance, call for an appointment. Walk-in appointments are not available.

service area
Ajo

business hours
M-F 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Jewish Family & Children's Services of Southern Arizona (JFCS)

4301 E. 5th St.
Tucson, AZ 85711

(520) 795-0300

https://jfcstucson.org/

  • Low Income
  • Spanish Services

description
JFCS provides services for older adults, including counseling, cancer support, durable medical equipment, care management, emergency financial assistance, domestic abuse services, end of life resources, advance directives, and minor home repairs, accessibility, and more. JFCS accepts AHCCCS and medicare.

business hours
M - F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Picture Rocks Community Center

Utility Assistance

5616 N. Sanders Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85744

(520) 682-7166

https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=24822

description
Picture Rocks Community Center provides emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). This program can cover current or past month’s utility bills, as well as late fees and reconnect fees. You may only receive assistance once per year. To receive assistance call for an appointment. Appointments are scheduled for the first and last business days of the month only.

business hours
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Pima County Community Action Agency

2797 E. Ajo Way, 3rd Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85713

(520) 791-5443 | (520-724-2667) Hotline

Fax: (520) 838-7434

https://webcms.pima.gov/community/

  • Low Income

description
Pima County Community Action Agency can assist with emergency utility assistance through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). You may only receive assistance once per year. They can also help you apply for ongoing water, trash, and sewer discounts. To receive assistance call for an appointment. In addition, they also offer rent and mortgage assistance and may be able to help you or a loved one obtain clothing, hygiene items, gasoline, bus passes, and food vouchers.

business hours
M - F 8:0 AM - 10:30 AM

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